Fertility, Labor, Delivery and Beyond


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Why use Hypnotherapy to grow your family?

The Hypothalamus regulates both the stress response and sex hormones. Prolonged periods of stress creates hormonal imbalances which can result in problems conceiving. So in women, for example, during times of stress, a hyper-stimulated nervous system will send less blood to the uterus and ovaries, thereby impairing their optimal functioning. The fight or flight response, which is nature’s way of helping us to deal with the stress, will trigger the release of adrenaline which also inhibits the production of progesterone. After a prolonged period of stress and decreased levels of progesterone, the menstrual cycle will be affected and fertility may also be impeded.

Fortunately, when we enter a state of hypnosis, by directing our attention to increasing comfort, the parasympathetic nervous system is activated, giving rise to what is known as the relaxation response. When the relaxation response is activated we enter a state of deep physical relaxation. This response works in opposition to the ‘fight or flight response’ and counteracts the body’s physical and emotional response to stress allowing it to return to a calm balanced state. While in this state there is a measurable decrease in heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, stress hormone levels and muscle tension allowing a wonderful experience of calm relaxation. So simply being in the state of hypnosis can help to increase fertility in both men and women this is Stage 1 of Preparing for Baby.

How is your state of mind affecting you?

  • Worry
  • Stress
  • Fear and worry
  • Physical tension and pain
  • Fertility problems
  • Pregnancy
  • Birth preparation
  • PMS
  • Irregular menstrual cycles and Anovulation
  • Previous miscarriage
  • Immune System problems